Press Releases

UC Davis Wins Best-Practice Award for Lighting

06/01/2013

CLTC ​– The University of California, Davis, will receive a best-practice award for its adaptive exterior lighting system at this year's California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), June 23–27, 2013 at UC Santa Barbara. The smart lighting network consists of more than 1,500 dimmable LED luminaires, occupancy sensors, and a radio-frequency network control system. The project is saving UC Davis an estimated 1 million kilowatt hours and $100,000 annually.

Manufacturer receives statewide award, honors professor from California Lighting Technology Center

06/01/2013

Everlast Lighting –​ EverLast Lighting hosted over 100 local professionals from the Jackson, MI community at its LEED qualified facility for breakfast and networking. In addition to honoring a special guest, Dr. Michael Siminovitch of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), Michael Nevins, President of EverLast Lighting, spoke about the effects of sustainable energy, 'green' building practices, and its economic impact.

New Dual-Loop Lighting Control Improves Daylight Harvesting and Energy Efficiency in Spaces with Skylights

03/01/2013

CLTC – Lighting control manufacturer WattStopper has launched a breakthrough advance in electric lighting control technology for daylight harvesting. The LMLS- 600 dual-loop photosensor control is the first device on the market to combine open-loop and closed-loop photo sensing strategies, greatly improving the accuracy and reliability of daylight sensing in spaces with skylights. The device is the result of research and development conducted in the labs of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), part of the University of California, Davis. 

UC Davis Lighting Experts Push for National Quality Standard for LEDs

02/04/2013

UC Davis – It is not enough to be energy efficient; LED lighting also must be consistently high quality and reliable to win over consumers. Now, the CLTC is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program to create similar criteria for LEDs on a national scale. 

UC Davis lighting experts push for national quality standard for LEDs

Outdoor "Smart" Lighting System to Save Energy, Enhance Safety

06/18/2012

UC Davis – The University of California, Davis, unveiled one of the most advanced outdoor lighting systems in the country, a roughly $1 million network of “smart” lights that talk to each other and adapt to their environment. The $950,000 project is part of the university’s Smart Lighting Initiative, established in 2010 to reduce campus lighting electrical use by 30 million kilowatt hours -- or to 60 percent of 2007 levels -- by 2015.

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